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Mental health in African culture

How much does the African culture support mental health? In this short article we hear a perspective of the author on mental health in African culture. Right off, it will be worthwhile to say that the African society is very communal. This is true for a majority of African countries. However there may be exceptions. …

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Africa legal systems: Nigeria

What are Africa legal systems like? In this discussion we looked at Africa legal systems: Nigeria in focus. Not surprisingly, Nigeria’s legal system has features of the legal system of British due to colonial history. For many countries, the legal systems in use to this day resemble those of countries they closely related to in …

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Russia war impacts Africa trade

We recently held a discussion on our podcast where we noted that Russia war impacts Africa trade significantly. Why is this? First, there is globalisation. This means that in the world right now, we rely on each other a lot for business. For example, a car manufacturing plant in South Africa would need certain inputs …

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Africa Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

What is AIIB? A regional based (Asia and Oceania) international, multilateral development bank. A regional based (Asia and Oceania) international, multilateral development bank. Its headquarters are in Beijing China but with offices around the world. What is the legal framework of AIIB? The AIIB Articles of Agreement The AIIB By-Laws Environmental and Social Frameworks Risk …

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: China’s alternative?

Join us for this upcoming discussion on Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): China’s alternative to Bretton Woods? In the discussion we will look at: What is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? Why did it come into being? What is the composition, mandate, functions and objectives of the AIIB? What is the AIIB’s role in …

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Cost of doing business: Kenya informal sector

The cost of doing business within the Kenya informal sector is an important discussion to have. This is because the Kenya informal sector is quite large. The costs include, finance costs, regulatory costs and governance costs. Of note, the situation in Kenya is quite unique in the continent especially as regards capital raising. Unlike most …

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Africa Thinking Recast

Join the open talk at Africa iShare titled ‘Africa Thinking Recast’. The open talk consists of various thinkers around Africa speaking about various issues that affect Africa. The aim is to decipher the issues that plague Africa on matters, development, leadership, culture, religion among others. We have the open talk every Thursday at 5:30 PM …

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Kenya – USA negotiation for a Free Trade Area

There has been raging debate on whether Kenya should carry on with negotiations for a Free Trade Area with the United States of America (USA). We looked at this in our recent podcast discussion. We also explored the issues around negotiation of trade agreements by African countries. This is a very interesting discussion. You can …

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Recap: Africa Continental Free Trade Area: challenges & opportunities

We had the discussion on Africa Continental Free Trade Area: challenges & opportunities (‘AcFTA’) on 27 August 2020. For the discussion we had panelists from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. Here are the highlights from the discussion. What is AcFTA? AcFTA is intended to be a single market for goods and services supported by free …

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Legal tech & cyber security: Kenya, SA, Nigeria & Brazil

This was our discussion held on 20 August 2020. We looked at Legal tech & cyber security: Kenya, SA, Nigeria & Brazil. The panelists shared great insights on the area of legal tech and cyber security law in Kenya, SA, Nigeria & Brazil. There are some surprising common things among the four countries. Also, some …

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